Medieval Warfare

Author: Everett U. Crosby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135576262
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Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.

Writing War

Author: Corinne J. Saunders
Publisher: DS Brewer
ISBN: 9780859918435
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Essays consider the variety of responses to warfare and combat in medieval literature.

War Elephants

Author: John M. Kistler
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803260047
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Elephants have fought in human armies for more than three thousand years. This is the largely forgotten tale of the credit they deserve and the sacrifices they endured.

Hannibal s War

Author: John Francis Lazenby
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806130040
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Hannibal is acknowledged to be one of history's greatest generals, and his crossing of the Alps - complete with elephants - to make war against Rome on its home soil is legendary. But even Hannibal met his match in Scipio, and ultimately Carthage was defeated by the rising power of Rome. In Hannibal's War, J. F. Lazenby provides the first scholarly account in English since 1886 solely devoted to the Second Punic War - what some have called the first "world war" for mastery of the Mediterranean world. By closely examining the accounts of Livy and Polybius, supplemented with the fruits of modern research, Lazenby provides a detailed military history of the entire war as it was fought in Italy, Spain, Greece, and North Africa. This edition includes a new preface covering recent research on Hannibal's war against Rome.

Edging Towards Darkness

Author: John Lazenby
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472941292
Format: PDF
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Cricket matches didn't always top out at five days, regardless of a result or not – they used to be 'timeless', with play continuing until one team won, no matter how many days that took. The last of these – which took place in Durban in 1939, in a series pitched against the backdrop of impending war – is now universally acknowledged as 'the timeless Test'. Weighing in at a prodigious ten days – the match stretched from 3–14 March 1939, and allowed for two rest days, while one day's play (the eighth) was lost entirely to rain – it is quite simply the longest Test ever played. A litany of records also perished in its wake and 'whole pages of Wisden were ruthlessly made obsolete'. If that was not enough, one player, the fastidious South African batsman Ken Viljoen, felt the need to have his hair cut twice during the game. Only the matches between Australia and England at Melbourne in 1929, which lasted eight playing days, and West Indies and England at Sabina Park, Jamaica, a year later (seven days), come remotely close in terms of their duration. In Edging Towards Darkness, John Lazenby tells the story of that Test for the first time. Set firmly in its historical and social setting, the story balances this game against the threat of encroaching world war in Europe – unfolding at terrifying speed – before bringing these two disparate strands together in an evocative and vibrant denouement.

Amphibious Warfare 1000 1700

Author: Mark Charles Fissel
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9789004132443
Format: PDF, Docs
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This anthology explains how Europeans used amphibious warfare to exert military and economic power in the Mediterranean, North and Baltic Seas, and the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, and the adjacent coasts; and how war, commerce and the growth of the European State system sustained one another.